I'm with Kim. And it goes double with the waste of money and time most health care policy 'analysis' really is.
Take this recent report from the Bipartisan Policy Center :
"Authored by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, former Senate Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici, and former Congressional Budget Office Director Dr. Alice Rivlin, who co-chaired the effort, the report contains over 50 integrated recommendations aimed at improving the affordability of care for all Americans.
"The four of us came together to change the conversation around how to improve health care and constrain cost growth. What we learned is that, until better care is prioritized over more care, our nation will continue to face a problem with health-care costs. This report is the culmination of nearly a year of work, including stakeholder outreach, thorough research and substantive analytics to quantify the impact of our proposed policies," said the co-chairs in an op-ed in The Washington Post today."
It took four smart people a year (including stakeholder outreach!) and hundreds of thousands of dollars to figure that out?
I've started following Kim on Twitter. Her approach to health care policy is a lot more reliable than the recombination of policy platititudes and presumptions that characterize most health care policy analysis.